Poultry Science Extension Educator

Pennsylvania State University

Job title: Poultry Science Extension Educator

Company: Pennsylvania State University


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Since 1921, has responded to the needs of local residents and industry stakeholders with unbiased, research-based information, tools, and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community and industry input. They are based on current information from Penn State and other Land Grant universities nationwide.

The nationally recognized Penn State Extension Poultry team is seeking an Extension Educator to serve as a team member to plan, design, implement and evaluate educational and applied research programs for poultry growers. Responsibilities include providing education and technical assistance for growers in poultry management, health, nutrition, animal handling, well-being, biosecurity, ventilation/building design, and nutrient management as well as conducting Extension education programs utilizing a variety of informal education methodologies.

Required Qualifications: This position will be filled as a level 3 or 4, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.

Typical requirements for a level 3 includes a Master’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Must work effectively on a team and with diverse populations and audiences.

Must be proficient in computer software such as Microsoft Office 365.

Must possess a valid driver’s license, use of a private automobile, and the ability and desire to travel. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Commitment to helping ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs.

The candidate should demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with team members, farmers, industry representatives, government officials, and the general public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required in English and valued in other languages.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Experience in general flock management, precision technologies, and biosecurity are favorable attributes.

Position Details:

The candidate will be part of a state team and thus expected to participate in and deliver programs statewide. The home base will be Adams County. Compensation is based on the experience of the successful candidate.

Develop and/or participate in interdisciplinary collaborations across multiple disciplines and institutions.

Work closely with university-based research faculty to develop and conduct applied research relevant to clientele needs.

Develop original content to engage audiences through innovative educational methods such as online courses, videos, mobile apps, and electronic publications, in addition to traditional publications and in-person presentations.

Contribute to a significant effort in the state to improve poultry management practices and viability of the Pennsylvania poultry industry.

Participate in developing a diverse external funding portfolio (e.g., grants, contracts, cost recovery, development) to support the team’s programs.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to generous vacation time (18 days per year; accrued 12 hours monthly), sick time (12 days a year; accrued 8 hours monthly) and paid holidays (12 per calendar year). Flexible work arrangements available to optimize work/life balance

Applicants can obtain additional details about this position by contacting Dr. John Boney (Extension Poultry Team Leader) at jxb2002@psu.edu or Amber Yutzy (Assistant Director of Animal Systems Programs) at anl113@psu.edu.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Gettysburg, PA

York, PA

Gettysburg, PA

Chambersburg, PA

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Location: Pennsylvania

Job date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 08:50:24 GMT

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